Advocacy Initiative

Our longstanding partnerships connect League members with local experts to better understand the needs of the Northern Virginia communities we serve. This insight helps shape and inform JLNV’s advocacy efforts, which focuses on raising awareness among organizations and community leaders around three areas:

  • The history and purpose of the League

  • Our mission and focus area

  • The community programs we support and partner with

The JLNV is implementing a new focus area in 2023-24 entitled Women Helping Women. The new focus area enhances access to essential services and professional development opportunities for women and families. The JLNV is excited to move into this focus area where we can make a lasting impact by promoting economic stability for women and families in Northern Virginia. As we transition, we will spread awareness of JLNV’s new focus area to community organizations and leaders. You can find more about our current community grantees here.

Stay tuned for updated Advocacy and Policy resources that align with our new mission. You can read our past Advocacy Policy Paper (Full Report) and Policy Paper Addressing Childhood Obesity.

Interested in connecting on advocacy initiatives? We invite you to connect with us at!